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Campus: Larimer Campus

Dental Assisting Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. This program functions as cohorts starting fall and spring semester of each academic year. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Program Director or Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Dental Assisting and enter the workforce. Students explore all phases of assisting in the dentist office setting. This certificate program prepares students for a career in assisting dentists in all aspects of dental treatment. The student will graduate with skills in office management, clinical assisting, laboratory procedures, dental radiography, and infection control. The program includes courses at the Larimer Campus and clinical experiences at sites in northern Colorado. The Front Range Dental Clinic, staffed by licensed dentists and dental hygienists, is located on the FRCC campus and offers an additional clinical experience. FRCC’s program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
DEA 121Dental Science I

3

DEA 126Infection Control

3

DEA 120Introduction to Dental Practices

1

DEA 125Dental Radiography

3

DEA 132Medical Emergencies in the Dental office

2

DEA 123Dental Materials I

3

DEA 134Prevention and Nutrition in Dentistry

3

DEA 111Dental Office Management

2

DEA 102Principles of Clinical Practice

3

DEA 181Clinical Internship I

1

Total Credit Hours:24

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
DEA 122Dental Science II

3

DEA 124Dental Materials II

3

DEA 131Advanced Dental Radiography

3

DEA 104Specialties in Dentistry

2

DEA 182Clinical Internship II

2

DEA 183Dental Clinical Internship III

6

GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:22

Total Credit Hours: 46